Mixtape: New Folk Music from the Bay Area
This episode first ran on KQED.org. Download: Mixtape: New Folk Music from the Bay Area (Podcast #423) In venues around the Bay Area, like The Lost Church, Neck of the Woods, and the Octopus Literary Salon, Bay Area musicians are sharing new and exciting folk songs, emotive compositions full of lyrical storytelling and thoughtful instrumentation. The stories shared by local folk artists are often personal, like Diana Gameros' new album interpreting Mexican songs from her youth, or Joseph Childress's LP drawing from his travels around the western United States. Marissa Kay was inspired to write the first song and title [...]
Video Premiere: Loustic Sessions with Zena Carlota
Last week, we brought you Loustic Sessions' recordings of Ancient Baby in Fairfax. This week, they have Oakland's Zena Carlota, performing "Fara Fin Ya Ye Koba Ye" and "Unravel" in San Francisco, ready for us. Check them out below. To recap from last week: Loustic Sessions is a globetrotting YouTube channel set on capturing intimate performances from a range of artists across the globe. They're giving us access to their recently-recorded Bay Area sessions. Carlota is number 2 of 3 — check back in a few months for the final installment.